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Welcome to one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Fort Myers, the 'City of Palms'!! Thomas Edison chose this part of FL for his own winter home, which is located nearby and is a great place to visit. This canal home is located just two blocks off of historic palm-lined McGregor Blvd and close to the best shelling beaches in the country and the winter training camp for the MN Twins!! The neighborhood is very quiet and tranquil - a perfect place to get away and relax. If you are a boater, there is a 25,000# boat lift right on the property. No boat of your own? Just ask the owners to take you on a deep-sea fishing trip piloted by a licensed captain who knows the best fishing spots in the nearby Gulf waters. Get on the boat right from your back yard! At night, enjoy sitting under the tiki hut by the water and listening to the quiet sounds of the Florida evening.
The inside of this unique 1950's architecturally designed home has been completely remodeled. Enjoy the gigantic walk-in tiled shower in the master bedroom. Both bathrooms have tiled floors and showers and granite counter tops. The bedrooms have brand-new, very high end mattresses with beautiful designer bedding - very, very comfortable and luxurious! Walk out of the French doors off the master bedroom into a yard filled with flowers and fruit trees. Enjoy a cozy fire in the master bedroom on a cool evening. Help yourself to mangos, oranges, key limes, and grapefruit right off the trees!
This home is ideal for cooking and entertaining. It features a brand new kitchen with beautiful cabinets, stainless steel appliances, reverse-osmosis water, and all granite countertops. The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you need! The pass-through window into the Florida room is a great feature for entertaining guests. The large Florida room has a brand new 55 inch LED TV screen and includes digital satellite TV reception.
Weekly: $1,600 per week + 11% tax
Monthly: $5,000 per month + 11% tax
Winter-season rate (four months): negotiable
Damage deposit required - $500 - due with rent
Cleaning fee - $175 + 11% tax - due with rent
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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About the owner: I grew up on a family farm in southern Minnesota and was one of eight kids. I can't think of a better way to grow up. I now work as a professor at a mid-sized university in Minnesota - a job I really love! My three sons and their families, including my grandchildren, all migrated to FL. So I bought and remodeled my Fort Myers home with family visits and my future retirement in mind. While I am still working, I spend time with my family in Fort Myers whenever I get a chance (mostly summers). When I am not there, my home is available for YOU to rent!! The neighborhood is truly wonderful and was the biggest factor in my decision to buy this particular home. Being on the water is also a very nice feature - and with no bridges between my dock and the Gulf of Mexico it's clear sailing!
Why the Owner Chose Whiskey Creek: My three married sons ended up migrating to FL from MN. So it was important to me to have a home nearby for long visits with the family. Also, my parents have been coming to Naples for over 30 years so Fort Myers and SE Florida are a very familiar part of FL for me. With two sons right in town, it made sense to choose Fort Myers as my 'get away' home and future retirement spot.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I really love the structure of my house - it's unique and 'modern' although built in 1955. The yard is probably my favorite part. It's .4 acres and is filled with palm trees, fruit trees, flowers, and tropical plants. There is a tiki hut out near the canal and people have been known to throw a line in the water sitting right on the dock! The house is in a very quiet residential neighborhood and most of my neighbors have lived there for many years and are really nice and friendly. The neighborhood is super convenient to everything from shopping, to downtown, to beaches, and the famous Thomas Edison Home. Thomas Edison is known to have searched all of FL for the perfect location for his winter home - he choose a spot just a short distance from my home. My house sits on a little shady lane just a couple of blocks off of historic McGregor Blvd. and about a block from the Caloosahatchee River. It's great to go out for an evening stroll and experience the spectacular sunsets over the river.